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Pilot Officer Peter Norman HEWITT (101025) of the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Lost in aircraft Airacobra I AH582 NA/PRO
Death of Death 1941-10-19 .
Served in 601 Sqdn
Burial/Commemoration Details : Panel 2. at Golders Green Crematorium, United Kingdom
More Details: SON OF FLYING OFFR. EDWARD NORMAN HEWITT AND CECILIA RUTH HEWITT.
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National Archives AIR81
|Citation ||AIR81 Casualty File Description ||Link |
|AIR81/9696||Pilot Officer P N Hewitt: killed; aircraft accident at Bedford, Bedfordshire, Airacobra AH 582, 601 Squadron, 19 October 1941.||C16997943|
London Gazette Mentions
|Number||Name /Text ||London Gazette Details|
|101025||1194970 Peter Norman HEWITT||London Gazette issue : 35241 , Dated 1941-08-08 , Download #35241 |
Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry
|Date of Crash ||1941-01-01 19 Oct 41 ||Aircraft Name ||Airacobra I ||Serial Number ||AH582 |
|Unit ||601 Sqdn ||Operating Airfield || ||Country ||United Kingdom|
|Aircrew details || |
|Source|| Henk Welting's Database|
Other Aircrew lost in Airacobra I AH582
|Airacobra, 601 Sqdn AH602 12 Jan 42 Crash||Dang that was fast while we are on 601 Sqdn Airacobra I have 1 for 19 Oct 1941.
AH-582, Hewitt, Peter Norman, 101025, Coded UF-N, crashed during aerobatics Oct 19, 1941. Pilot killed, from "Fighting Colors" On Sunday 19th October 1941 Pilot Officer Peter Norman Hewitt (Bedford School 1934-1940)of 601 Squadron based at Duxford lost control of his Airacobra while carrying out aerobatics over his old school. (details of this crash in the October 2001 MKAS newsletter article). He was 19. the wreckage of Airacobra AH582 in the back garden of a house in the centre of Bedford (via. N Perry)
Was any other Cobra from 601 Sqdn involved in an accident on 19 Oct 1941?
Rob ....Read More.||raf_112_sqdn on 26th December 2007 11:41:35|